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Betrayed (1988)

R  |   |  Action, Drama, Romance  |  26 August 1988 (USA)
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An FBI agent posing as a combine driver becomes romantically involved with a Midwest farmer who lives a double life as a white supremacist.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Katie Phillips / Cathy Weaver
Michael Carnes
Gladys Simmons
Al Sanders
Jack Carpenter
Robert Swan ...
Sam Kraus
Maria Valdez ...
Rachel Simmons
Brian Bosak ...
Joey Simmons
Clifford A. Pellow ...
Reverend Russell Johnson


A woman starts work on a farm, and gets to know the owner. They get on well, and she also gets on with his children. He asks her to stay on when the work is finished. Things are not what they seem, and we discover the woman is actually an FBI agent... Written by Colin Tinto <>

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Release Date:

26 August 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Summer Lightning  »

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$19,000,000 (estimated)


$25,816,139 (USA)

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Tom Berenger's favorite film of the ones he has been in. See more »


Gary Simmons: [entering he bank with mask and gun] Good morning! We rob banks!
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References Bonnie and Clyde (1967) See more »


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Composed by John Newton ( (1779)
Sung by attendees of white supremicist rally
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Chilling movie about man's dualistic personality
29 April 2001 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

I've seen Betrayed for three times now, and each time it just gets better and better.

Tom Berenger is excellent as Gary Simmons. He is perfect for the role, that requires in-depth understanding about love and hate. This man loves his family dearly and is extremely loyal to things he believes to be justified, and at the same time he is capable of doing most savage deeds towards other people he think are sub-human. Simmons is so cold and yet such a nice man at the same time it makes my blood freeze in my veins.

Also Debra Winger is great as Katie Phillips. She finds herself falling in love with this man and then realizes that everything is not so perfect she thought it was. Her disappointment is almost palpable. I highly recommend this movie to all, who wonder with amazement the dark sides of human nature.

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